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Metre-scale south-verging folds in the Plattenkalk nappe. Several faults and these asymmetric south-verging folds (photo) reflect Oligocene compression and are exposed in the Samaria Gorge, which developed as a result of contemporaneous (Pleistocene) continent uplift and erosion.

Approximate location of the outcrop.

Metre-scale south-verging folds in the Plattenkalk nappe. Several faults and these asymmetric south-verging folds (photo) reflect Oligocene compression and are exposed in the Samaria Gorge, which developed as a result of contemporaneous (Pleistocene) continent uplift and erosion.

Approximate location of the outcrop.

Photograph: Koen Van Noten

Reference: Fassoulas C. (2004). Field Guide to the Geology of Crete. Natural History Museum of Crete, Publ., 104p, Heraklio (3th edition)